Md. lawmakers, AG question DeVos on loan forgiveness program

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and a coalition of state lawmakers have asked U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos why so many people are being denied by the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Local Special Olympian’s family worries about possible loss of federal funding

Desiree Holland, 48, is a Special Olympics champion. Her mother says she’s been participating in the games since she was 8. But Desiree’s mother also says she worries about the impact a possible loss of federal funds might have on the program.

Frosh’s broad legal power: Partisanship or ‘long overdue’?

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh was granted broad authority to sue the federal government last year. In the 19 month since, he has made good on his newfound autonomy.

DeVos draws fire for plan to change handling of campus sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday overturned an Obama administration directive on campus sexual assault that may have long-ranging implications for the more than 300,000 college and graduate students in Maryland. “The era of rule by letter is…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos draws reaction on social media with Title IX speech

Social media users reacted to a speech by Betsy DeVos about Title IX programs.

Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.

Maryland senators vote against DeVos confirmation

WASHINGTON – Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos on Tuesday was confirmed narrowly by the Senate as the secretary of education after Vice President Mike Pence cast an historic, tie-breaking vote, but Maryland’s two senators opposed her, warning she was not qualified. Maryland…

Vast throng for Women’s March envelops Washington, pledges resistance to Trump

WASHINGTON – Less than 24 hours after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, a different kind of movement – some called it resistance – unfolded on the National Mall. From Capitol Hill…

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